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#1 Jack Carson

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:03 AM

Can't seem to find ridge vents anywhere to add to the drawings.  Almost every house in my part of the world uses them.  Did find two wall detail drawings that showed ridge vents. 

 

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#2 Chris Stewart

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:51 AM

I do not think ridge vents are included.

You will need to make a custom symbol.

and if you want them to be calculated in Softlist I guess you would need to create a custom formula.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:27 AM

I just select 'ridge cap' in roof options, but change the roofing to maybe Roofing 5. Then I surface copy the same roof surface to the cap Roofing 5, then i lower the ambient and increase the relief depth. It seems to work ok for me!

 

Thanks,   TOMridge vent.jpg

 

ps hope this darn visual shows up!!!  :lol:


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:49 AM

Pretty Easy to create a SoftList formula for the Ridge Vent. Make a copy of the standard 'Ridge Shingle" material definition and modify it for your ridge vent of choice. We use the GAF Cobra Vent which has a 20' coverage.

 

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#5 Jack Carson

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

Thomas, thanks for the suggestion.  What you suggested works but you end up with ridge vents in the hip rafters and on hip roofs and on the overhang on gable roofs.  I will try to make a symbol as Chris suggested. 

 

I have seen a number of plans done by auto cad with the vents placed properly, so I know it's possible.  Maybe a suggestion to SoftPlan!

 

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#6 Chris Stewart

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:16 PM

here I made a symbol:

 

 


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

here I made a symbol:

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:55 PM

Chtrs, how did you do that? It's exactally what I need.  Is there somewhere in the manual that tell how?

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:38 PM

Yes, it is under how to make a 3D symbols

 

In 2014 it is Chapter 13

 

I used two solid pyramidal frustrum's to make mine but there are a number of ways to make them.  

 

You could also create the profile and save it as banding I suppose. 


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

Thank you verry much.

 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

you could also use one pyramidal frustum and edit it's 4 dimensions (top and bottom) as needed.

also edit it's LENGTH.

set the "offset" (it's a vertical offset) in the common tab when editing the frustum and

move it into position.

 

tip: you can get the top of ridge in 3d / softview by clicking on the "dimension" tab

and click "distance" and left click at the bottom of your building and

move the cursor up to the ridge,  you'll see "vertical distance" in the window that opens

 

note: showing the same pyramidal frustum edited to different configurations.

you can edit the height, size of top and bottom

there's also a solid / pyramidal CONE

as well as many other solid for 3d use.

 

you also can edit the textures or copy and paste the textures (called surface)

 

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

jpg 2 pyrimidal frustum ridge vent.JPG

 

note: i darkened the ends in photoshop for this closeup for this illustration.

but really no need to do this for a typical view of the whole building.

no one would really notice that the texture on the

face of the ridge vent is the same as the end.


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#13 Jack Carson

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 09:34 AM

Thanks Randy, was able to use your instructions and after a few edits, I created a ridge vent.  Or what looks like and will pass for a ridge vent. And thanks to all others who replyed.

 

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